Natalie Langston: Her style, Her words

 
 

 
 
As an on-air reporter and entertainment personality Natalie can always be found out and about in Vancouver covering the hottest events and interviewing many celebrities and industry professionals.
She loves being a part of the action and thrives on chasing down the next story. Whether she’s hosting, reporting, or producing, Natalie always manages to bring out the lighter side of stories, with a flare for entertainment news.Natalie is currently the host and producer of “Fitness on the Run,” on Novus TV, a weekly fitness show, RTOWN Vancouver’s newest reporter/producer and a has also signed on as the fashion reporter for the very popular weekly, half-hour entertainment and lifestyle show FMA Weekly. See Natalie in full effect on Check and Shaw TV this fall

 
 

What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?

 
I love a good pair of Frye Boots, black leggings from Artizia, and a great scarf to add a pop of colour. I have a coral one I love that I got ages ago from Holts and an infinity grey one that’s super super cozy and warm. I know I’m over 3 must haves here, but a staple in my wardrobe is my LBD from French Connection, it resembles the fit and feel of a Herve Leger!
 
 

What’s your go-to outfit?

 
When I’m not on camera I like to be casual and comfy and so I’m a sucker for oversized sweaters from Artizia. I will pair it with either skinny J Brand’s or leggings and some Frye boots and I’m out the door. I also love my J For All Mankind Jean Jacket that I normally wear over top of a thin little sweater from Club Monaco.  Living in Vancouver I can normally get away with just a jean jacket but when I’m in Toronto I have a great Burberry down filled beige coat with a fur hood, I absolutely love, that keeps me warm and cozy.
 
 

 
 

What’s your go-to store?

 
Well there are times to spend and times to save. For events and red carpets BCBG Max Azria or French Connection has me covered. For the basics, you want them to last forever and I invest in staple pieces like Theory, J. Crew or Club Monaco. If I want trendier items I go to Forever 21 or H&M. Urban Outfitters is great for lower-cost versions of designer clothing. Right now, I am loving the new Topshop at the Bay downtown. The girls are great there and I can always find a simple, solid coloured, fitted dress for any last minute interviews I have.
 
 

Who’s your favourite designer? Canadian designers

 
I love Stella McCartney, Alice and Olivia, Theory, Haute Hippie and Elizabeth and James.

For Canadian designers I am really digging Smythe, great for blazers! I love Obakki, I know I can always look effortlessly chic with their pieces. And I can’t forget my good friend Sunny Fong, such a sweet and talented man. Definitely a designer to watch.
 
 

 
 

Are you effected by trends? Are there any trends at the moment you love or hate?

 
Being in front of the camera I need to be on trend, but I also like to make it my own. I like anything that has sequins or bugle beads. I have a bit of a glitzy taste so when I see something sparkly I jump on it. I also like rockin’ a great skirt and plain t or tank top too. I will always be a high heel girl over flats.
 
 

What advice would you give to young women/men trying to find their personal style?

 
No rules, try anything! When I pick outfits now I will go for what makes me feel the most confident. Also I want to be comfortable, otherwise I find I fidget. Fidgeting takes away from my job and I want to be focused on whom I am talking with instead of what’s going on with my outfit.
 
 

What’s your opinion of fashion magazines? Do you read them? Would you let your daughter read them?

 
They are fun to look at and get inspiration from. I like to choose bits and pieces from looks I really like and create my own.
 
 

 
 

What was your favourite style decade? (grunge, hippy, 40’s, …)

 
I have always been fascinated with the 50’s, old Hollywood glam.  To me Marilyn Monroe is the ultimate glamour girl and one of my style icons. She is the epitome of confidence and sex appeal and always owned her curves. She can rock a red lip like nobody’s business.
 
 

How would you describe your style?

 
It’s a direct reflection of my personality; cute, bubbly and sexy but very girly, glitzy and fun. When I go out I like to wear tight short dresses and a great pair of killer heels.
 
 

 
 

Do you dress for yourself or for others?

 
I definitely dress for myself. It all depends on my mood. However I’m feeling that day, is how I dress. On the other hand, when getting ready for a date night, it’s always nice to get that reaction from your boyfriend or partner that he loves what you have on. It reaffirms it for you, like a seal of approval and you just feel that much more confidant and sexy going out on the town together.
 
 

Do you have any beauty or fashion tips you’d like to share?

 
Wear what makes you feel confidant and most of all comfortable. This is going to sound cheesy I know but my best accessory is my smile. Just smiling and having positive energy, you will become more beautiful.

There are little tips though too that I live by. I always trim my split ends, drink lots of hot water and lemon, never sleep with my makeup on and use a really good moisturizer.
 
 

 
 

How has your personal style changed over the years?

 
My personal style is always evolving and changing with the experiences that I go through in my life. I will spend more on pieces I know that will last in my wardrobe forever. When I first started out in television I played it safe with looks I knew would look great but now I’ve been taking more risks and I like to pair unexpected pieces together and make it me, like a frilly dress or high-waisted shorts with some wicked Frye boots.
 
 

Do you think women dress to impress men, other women or for themselves ?

 
I feel like many women lately dress to appeal to men but I also feel a lot of successful, confidant women dress to suit themselves, reflecting their own style. And I feel that the latter will end up making you the happiest.
 
 

What do you think about the way men/women dress in this city? Do you find Vancouver’s style different from other cities you’ve been to or lived in?

 
I think Vancouver has a unique, West Coast vibe when it comes to style. Vancouverites have so many different options in terms of style. We can be laid back, casual, and outdoorsy or dress to kill with a tight sexy dress or shirt and tie. When I was in Montreal I fell in love with the fashion there. They take it to the next level and really step it up a notch, which I admire. Next on my list for travel spots is London and Paris. I can’t wait to spend a day of shopping all over those cities.
 
 

 
 

Define the word style? Or What does the word style mean to you?

 
Style is a way to express yourself through fashion, makeup, hair and accessories.
 
 

Define fashion? Or what does fashion mean to you?

 
Fashion is universal. It’s a part of our culture. Whether you wear a 99-cent shirt from a local thrift store or a designer ball gown, you’re making a fashion statement, if you are aware of it or not.
 
 

 
 

Have you ever felt pressured to look a certain way? Why? What did you do about it?

 
I’ve been lucky that I’ve never felt pressured when it comes to looking a certain way. I think you should own what you have. Someone is beautiful when she has confidence, inner beauty, strength, talent and originality. A very smart woman once told me, no matter how pretty you are, there’s always going to be someone prettier, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This makes being the most beautiful girl at the ball a waste of time.
 
 

Do you think media affects fashion and trends? Is this a good thing?

 
As a journalist I know that the media can promote certain trends or kill them. Media has a huge influence in affecting fashion and trends. It can have its advantages and disadvantages depending on the trend.
 
 

What do you think about the Yoga craze in Vancouver? Would we ever find you out for lunch in yoga pants?

 
Yoga is amazing. I’m definitely a yogi! I think everyone should do a little yoga from time to time. It helps me relax and de-stress from my crazy busy schedule, but you probably won’t ever find me in yoga pants at lunch. I keep them strictly for the gym.
 
 

How would you describe your city’s style?

 
Eclectic. When walking down the streets of Vancouver you can pretty much find any style or look.
 
 

 
 

What’s your favourite accessory?

 
I love pairing my Michael Kors watch with my sparkly wrap around bracelet from Chan Luu. That is totally me. I find it fun to accessorize adding a bit of a Natalie flare to it.
 
 

What do you do to look Red Carpet ready?

 
I wake up bright and early.  I have a hot water and lemon and go for a nice long run.  I always wash my hair the night before. It’s best to have day old hair, it holds the style better. My spray tan gal and great friend of mine, Cindy Leyland gets my pale skin looking good the night before. Best bronze in the city, by far!

My hair and makeup team comes over to glam me up. I have a few photos of the look that I’m going for and we discuss how we are going to achieve it. While I’m in hair and makeup I go over my research and my makeup artist quizzes me.  I have a few options that my stylist has me choose from. I get dressed and accessorize. I take a picture of my look and text it to my mom, my sister and my best girlfriends. Then head to the red carpet and get ready for the madness.
 
 

Do you or would you ever consider using a stylist?

 
I do have some amazing stylists. Crystal Carson and Claudia da Ponte always have my back and continuously surprise me with the gorgeous pulls they select for me.

 
 
Follow Natalie Langston:
 
@langstonnatalie – https://twitter.com/langstonnatalie
 
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/Natalie.Langston2
 
Youtube Channel – My Demo Reel

 

Pic 1:
Jacket by Epique Moi from S.Y.L.K.
Bustier from La Senza
Skirt by Alexander Wang at Gravity Pope
Shoes by Camilla Skovgaard at Vous Valet
Earrings by Sancha
Ring by Shine Jewels

Pic 2:
Earrings by Shine Jewels

Pic 3:
Jacket by Epique Moi from S.Y.L.K.
Bustier from La Senza
Skirt by Alexander Wang at Gravity Pope
Shoes by Camilla Skovgaard at Vous Valet
Earrings by Sancha
Ring by Shine Jewels

Pic 4 & 5:
Dress by Jac by Jacqueline Conoir
Earrings & Ring by Shine

Pic 6:
Bandeau by American Apparel
Earrings by Sancha

Pic 7:
Dress from Vous Valet
Shoes by Badgley Mischka at Vous Valet
Earrings by Prada at Vous Valet

Pic 8:
Dress by Catherine Regehr at Vous Valet
Shoes by Badgley Mischka at Vous Valet
Ring, Bracelet & Earrings at Shine

 
 

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